Danielle - posted on 07/31/2010 ( 180 moms have responded )
I worked until about a month before my son was due & once he came I never went back. His dad works 5-6 days a week (on his feet). I accepted long ago that if I wasn't going to go to work I would be the main person taking care of our son/the house. What I wonder though...is if it is ALWAYS my job to do so. For example should the phrase "I worked all day" give him immunity on feeding, changing or cleaning anytime he wants? Always seems to have the energy to play with the baby though lol.
Ughh just bugs me. I feel like being a stay at home mom is a 24/7 job and should have some equality to a 8 hour day at a outside of the house job. If he thinks him working 8-9 hours is rough and he needs to just relax when he comes home, how about me? I am on the go from the time my feet hit the floor in the morning until the time I can get my little ball of energy to finally go to sleep for the night. Ha & I also get "he takes at least one nap during the day, I don't get long breaks like that at work" since when in the world did nap time become a break?! Nap time is when you pick up the millions of toys pulled out around the house, nap time is when you throw in the laundry, nap time is when you do the dishes, nap time is when you plan dinner or possibly have a few minutes to feed yourself. I might have one, MAYBE 2 nap times a week where for the 1st 30 minutes I can just sit. I just had to let this out somewhere lol.
Sorry for my rant, gotta go back to work now ;)